Thread: Looking at motherboards
February 10th, 2008, 08:47 PM #61
Question, would a 1TB HDD be faster or slower than my WDC 250GB?I'm PL, I've come to suck all the intelligence out of this thread.
February 10th, 2008, 08:57 PM #62
so this is what it will be,
I don't need the rest right now, I will use this case and PSU I think it's a 500 watt
but once I get vista installed I'll unplug the DVD and spare sata drives,
than in a couple weeks I will pick up the rest of the system, this way I can install vista ultimate and call MS and see if they will activate it on the new board,
it's OEM but they have done it, that way I can buy a copy of home premium to load back on this board, and keep my ultimate,
February 10th, 2008, 08:58 PM #63
February 10th, 2008, 08:58 PM #64
February 10th, 2008, 09:01 PM #65
wait I need 64bit vista, so I guess i'm buying a new one after all
February 10th, 2008, 09:02 PM #66
Odd choice for a HSF, but if it works, who cares..eh?
Promise me one thing though: When you get everything hooked up, you'll bench it in Xp. I wanna see what the bench scores run in XP vs Vista. Just for my sake. I don't run Vista, so I'm curious to actually see the performance hit you take...
February 10th, 2008, 09:10 PM #67
February 10th, 2008, 09:28 PM #68
HSF = Heatsink Fan
so you want me to benchmark vista not XP? i'll do that maybe benchmark it before and after I install SP1 i'd like to see if SP1 did anything I should care about
February 10th, 2008, 09:31 PM #69
OK it's been paid and it's got a bus ticket,
it will be here Thursday,
and if I have no problems it will be running Thursday
and I have $77 left in the bank
thank God I have a Job
February 10th, 2008, 09:32 PM #70
February 10th, 2008, 09:38 PM #71
whats wrong with that HSF it got great reviews, even had a couple running the Q6600 overclocked they said it worked great, I liked it because they also said it's not that wide more tall, so I didn't have to worry about it taking up more room then I have, I seen a lot of them that said the HSF's got in the way of the ram, my stock one in here touches the ram, I have an AMD X2 6000 although the memory slots on that asus board looks like it's a lot farther away then this board,
February 10th, 2008, 09:42 PM #72
I didn't say anything was wrong with it. I just said it was a odd choice. Most people opt for a Zalman, or something to the like.
That's all I was saying. If it works, who cares what it looks like, right??
February 10th, 2008, 09:52 PM #73
it will never be seen, no windows, although with that shiny ram I might go with a window
boy I'll tell ya something some people in this world just scare me, this is one of the bad reviews on newegg for that HSF, I don't get how somebody buys something don't look at what it is, and then blames the product because he's to lazy or not smart enough to take his MB out,
this is why a lot of them reviews are useless
Cons: I got this 2 days after I finish building my computer and learned that to install it I would have to remove my motherboard. I am going to RMA this because I really don't want to spend 3+ hours taking my motherboard out and reinstalling it, at least not while the generic heat sink that came with my CPU is doing a good job
cry me a river
February 10th, 2008, 10:03 PM #74
What cases are you looking at, or are you just upgrading?
LOL! If its doing a good job, you don't need a aftermarket cooler, and second, it doesn't take 3hrs to take our your motherboard, even if a semi noob like me did it, I could do it in under 1hr 30mins and thats an overestimate.
You'd just have to take out the screws, and attach it, put it back.I'm PL, I've come to suck all the intelligence out of this thread.
February 10th, 2008, 10:07 PM #75
Boy you are gonna love that quad! I havnt had any problems with my board. I will suggest you go with an artic cooling freezer pro 7, the thing kicks ass,right now my temps are MB=25c CPU= 28c the cores themselves are like at 31,32,31,33c thats all stock temps. I have played around with ocing a little bit, but this cpu is to fresh ,it fast as hell at stock speeds. I picked up that AC7pro at egg for like 22.00 free shipping! Anyways have fun and enjoy
February 10th, 2008, 10:13 PM #76
I thought about recommending that, after all, it's what I use also. But I think he already hit the buy button..
As far as windows go, just get whatever case you want, and put the window in yourself. I just go done doing that myself today. It cost a total of $8 for material, and took about 30mins to do.
Plus you get to make the window the size you want, not some 8"x8" window. I think those look cheesy.
I posted pics in the gallery, check them out...
And if it takes 3 hours to install a HSF, you don't need to be building your own system...
February 10th, 2008, 10:23 PM #77
I have this one, but I will be buying another one for the new build, (same case)
I love this case, screw-less drives, the hard drives go in sideways, comes with 2 fans front and back, front fan is filtered, so you just pop the face of and clean the filter,
keeps everything on the inside nice and clean, no dust, at least not as much as normal,
and most of all I like the USB ports being on the top, I have the case on the floor and I always worry about kicking any jump drives and braking them, plus I don't have to bend over to put one in or take one out, I do some stuff on server 2008 so I have been playing around with answer files, one day I had a jump drive in the back of another case and forgot about it, I went to reinstall vista and deleted everything on the computer
backup drives and all, because I had a jump drive with an answer file on it, I put the vista disk in and left for awhile thinking it would be asking me for the key when I got back, but when I did get back it was sitting on the desk top,
and I'm thinking how the hell did it do that, looked and all my backup stuff was gone, the partitions were gone, then I remembered that I left that jump drive in the USB port on the back of the box with an answer file on it, so it did what the file said to do erase all and install,
now I can see any jump drives right in front of my nose,
February 10th, 2008, 10:31 PM #78
February 10th, 2008, 10:31 PM #79
Whats so good about tool free? Personally, I'd rather have drives I screw in than install with tool less.
Also, can you remove the push pin LGA775 heatsinks? I don't know if I'll get an aftermarket, you guys think I should?
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February 10th, 2008, 10:42 PM #80
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